Greg Holzman, Founder of Purity Organics, Speaking at Inaugural Organic Produce Summit
SALINAS, CA - The upcoming Organic Produce Summit (OPS) is solidifying its lineup, selecting Founder of Pacific Organic Produce and Purity Organics brand juices, Greg Holzman, as its keynote presenter. Scheduled for July 13 through 14 in Monterey, CA, at the Hyatt Regency Holzman,will be joining Purple Carrot Co-Founder Mark Bittman and another yet-to-be-named featured speaker for the inaugural event.
“These are exciting times for the organic produce industry and the Organic Produce Summit is a must-attend event,” said Melody Meyer, Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods. “With outstanding networking opportunities, tremendous speakers and educational sessions, and a wide array of organic producers exhibiting their products for the retail community, we’re excited to be a part of this first-ever event.”
Holzman founded Pacific Organics in 1994 and first started organic juices in 2004, before launching the Purity juice line in 2009. The addition of Holzman creates a line-up of innovative and inspiring speakers for OPS attendees, the organization says.
“We look forward to supporting the OPS and the growing organic produce marketplace,” Meyer continued. “This special summit provides the entire organic fresh produce community an opportunity to unite under one roof and exchange valuable ideas and information.”
Additional educational seminars hosted by the Organic Trade Association are currently being finalized, selecting an array of industry educators and leaders as panelists for three educational sessions. The event will also host a fourth educational session focused on the growing e-grocery sector and organic produce, featuring Tony Stallone, Vice President of Merchandising for Peapod, and Mike Buffington, of IdeoClick. Kevin Coupe, Founder of The Morning News Beat, will serve as moderator.
Also announced by the OPS, Albert's Organics has agreed to be a silver sponsor, joining co-sponsors Taylor Farms and Braga Fresh and other major sponsors Tomorrow’s Organics, Homegrown Organic Farms, Earthbound Farms, and Driscolls.
For further information about the inaugural Organic Produce Summit, visit www.organicproducesummit.com.